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Corporate Governance Attorney The candidate will provide legal advice and counsel to the company and its senior management and board of directors related to SEC compliance and corporate governance and sustainability practices. Lead the due diligence related to and development, filing and distribution of companys proxy statement and other annual meeting materials, including performing extensive research related to disclosure best practices and rule checks related to the proxy statement to ensure compliance and best practice disclosure. Play a key role in companys shareholder engagement initiatives, and assist with responses to shareholder inquiries. Plan for and provide legal advice in connection with the companys annual meeting. Assist with the preparation of certain board of director and nominating and governance committee materials related to the proxy statement, annual meeting and other corporate governance and sustainability matters. Provide advice and counsel on emerging legal issues and risks in the corporate governance and sustainability (environmental, social and governance) areas. Manage the vendors responsible for the design and filing of the annual meeting materials, the solicitation or proxy votes, and the distribution of annual meeting materials.

The candidate should have Juris Doctorate degree and a license to practice law in Illinois. Must have 5+ years of related experience, including experience preparing proxy statements. Relevant experience with a reputable law firm or an in-house legal department for a mid- to large-sized organization. Prior experience requiring project management skills, ideally related to leading the due diligence (including director and officer questionnaires and related research), drafting, internal review and approval, and filing of proxy statements.
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